CROSSMEN PRODUCTIONS INC

Rating: 4.88 stars   82 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 27 San Isidro Frederick Morrison San Antonio TX 78261 USA

Mission: We are committed to teaching our members the life skills they need to succeed through music education and performance.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Crossmen are a great organization that fosters development in young people both musically and in life. The members I know who have been in this organization have grown in many aspects that prepare them for life after school. They learn to work with people from all backgrounds and views to put together a production that exhibits a common goal.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

performances and through friends experiences

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get them more funding so they could do even more

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Rating: 5 stars  

Marching drum corps was a wonderful experience. You learn to work with a group of people from different backgrounds to develop a wonderful product. Those who have marched drum corps are richer for the experience.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I marched Crossmen from 1990 - 1991.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Crossmen experience is an esoteric one, if there ever was such a thing. I know of no other organization that combines unique identity and history with a progressive philosophy of adaptation and enrichment. Though it's true that this organization's past is exciting enough to be a part of, it still pales in comparison to the excitement I feel from knowing what kind of history an organization like this has yet to make for itself.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've been a member of this organization since 2010. I think I've learned the most from the spectrum of people that are drawn to the Crossmen. Meeting and interacting with individuals interested in doing the best they can with their lives has put me on the fast track to developing my life philosophies as well as an outlet for applying them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I'm very hard-pressed to change anything about this organization. I think every practical improvement is already in motion for this organization to become even better at what it does. That's part of what makes it such an organic group: The Crossmen's ability to adapt and change.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Awesome music arts program for young people. I had the honor of joining the Crossmen and being a member for 4 years. You join to learn about music or dance, but you learn about life. I was happy to use the skills I learn in the corps to give back to the next generation when I had a chance to instruct.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

There have been times in my career that when I didn't know if I had what it took to finish a project or even a day of work at a demanding job. In the corps I learned that I can push through to the end.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The Crossmen are about serving youth and making a great artistic statement at the same time. I only wish more money was available so more kids could experience the Crossmen.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Life-long friends. Memories, I will always cherish. And growing as a person. What else do I need to say? Crossmen changed my life for the better, and I could not imagine myself today had I never joined. Thank you, Crossmen.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

growing as a person, and making lasting friendships.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Lower the cost of participating. But then again, I guess that's why I'm filling out this review!

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization changed my life. Cliche? Maybe, but that doesn't make it any less true. I met some of the greatest people in the world (including my wife) at the Crossmen. I developed and grew as a person, and watched those around me do the same. I am a stronger, better, more self -actualized man becuase of the years I spent in this fantastic organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My personal and professional life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Lower the production costs so that money would not be a barrier to participaton for any member.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I marched for two years & meet some great people from all parts of the country. Many of them I'm still in touch with. I all got to see part of the country I would have not seen. It was a lot of work but it has help me in life to know with hard work I can do & learn any thing I set my mind to.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

when I was out of work people I know woul let me know if a place was hiring

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

to reach out to more young people

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Rating: 5 stars  

Crossmen is a wonderful organization for kids to learn more and to become more divulged in the drum corps activity.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My work ethic, musical aptitude, and leadership skills

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Be consistent as far as staff is concerned

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

The Crossmen experience provides memories that last a life time. To this day (31 years after my first day) my memories are vivid and irreplacable!! The long days of hard work that end in the thrill of competition and satisfaction of achievement builds character in all participants. The bonds of frienship are everlasting!!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I marched from 1980 thru 1982

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

provide the best equipment available.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Crossmen has helped me become the best person i could ever have to thought to have become. They guide artists of all kinds of the visual arts to the arts of music and bring us all together to make us a family to move as a unit and become better humans. Without the Crossmen i would have never known how strong i really was mentally or physically. I owe a great deal to the Crossmen for making me who i am today.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My mentality and the experience i have now to teach children the art of colorguard.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Sponsor everyone to a certain extent, but seeing how that is almost impossible with 200 members this is were contests like these help the most.

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